Every year, Lake Erie Yearly Meeting gathers to conduct business, worship together, and experience the Spirit’s movement among us. The four days also include workshops, worship sharing, programs for children and teens, a plenary program, and many opportunities for getting to know Friends throughout the yearly meeting and from various Quaker organizations. Books of interest to Friends are available for sale. We are eager to welcome newcomers and greet old Friends. See you in Bluffton!
July 24 – 27, 2014
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Theme: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges
Everyone wants peace and social justice, although we may have different ideas of what that might look like. What are the impediments to finding peace in the world, our communities, our workplaces, our homes, ourselves? What skills do we need to develop to recognize how our expectations and beliefs impact the environment in which we live?
As we work to break through the barriers of our beliefs and expectations, we may then find meaningful ways to extend ourselves in developing relationships that promote fairness and equality. We may then not only respond to “that of God” in ourselves and neighbors, but we can also be mindful of our humanity and the need to listen without judgment, to have compassion, and to be kind.
Scilla Wahrhaftig (Pittsburgh Meeting), AFSC Program Director for Pennsylvania and Instructor at Pendle Hill
The Famous LEYM Talent Show returns for an encore performance in 2014. Read more.
Potluck Dinner Thursday
As an alternative to the cafeteria dinner Thursday night, there will be a potluck dinner in Ramseyer Dorm featuring vegetarian, gluten-free, and other food for those with dietary considerations. Read more.